Football/Soccer Session (U8): Plainedge Turning (Start Time: 2014-05-07 18:05:00)

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Name: James Ballin
City: Flushing
Country: United States of America
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Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Turning Tag

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Turning Tag (5 mins)

Organization: -Players in two teams, each with a partner from the opposite team.

Instructions: -Red players start with a ball at their feet, Blue with a ball in their hand.

- Blue player tries to hit Red players' ball with their own - One point for each successful hit - Each round 50-60 seconds

Coaching Points: - Look for open space to turn into -Controlled approach to turn, acceleration afterward -Turn when opponent has full weight going one direction

Progressions: - Both players with ball at their feet


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Technical Unopposed

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Technical Unopposed (10 mins)

Organization:

10 x 10 area, 2 players per area, both with a ball.

Instructions:

Players perform different types of ball mastery techniques/changes of direction without any pressure.

Changes of direction:

Inside/Outside cuts

Step-over turn

Drag-push

Coaching Points:

1. Head up after every touch

2. Ball out of feet to facilitate head coming up

3. Ball kept close (on 1st turn) if doing combination turn to fake defender then get away

Progressions:

Race- first player to x amount of exectued turning techniques (but must take x amount of Messi touches before execute next turn)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): semi-opposed

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semi-opposed (10 mins)

Organization:

Players racing in pairs againt partner

2x 2 yard gates 20 yards opposite each other

Turning zone in middle of grid

Instructions:

Players must race against there partner, ecah player must dribble out into the turning zone, perform the designated 2 turns demonstrated by the coach then race to be the first player to stop the ball in their partners gate.

Coaching Points:

Smaller touches when aproaching turning zone

short/sharp turns

bigger touch after 2nd turn to increase speed, then litlle ones again as get close to gate.

Try to turn quickly over little distance.

Turns to be taught:

Inside/Outside cut

Step-over

Drag-push

Progressions:

Add goals and make a team competition, first player to complete 2 turns in turning zone and score first gets point for their team


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Opposed

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Opposed (10 mins)

Organization:

2 goals, 1 ball per pair.If have space can replicate, try to use 3 pairs per group though to get a good work to rest ratio.

Roll in more balls so have multiple pairs working in space at same time to increase repetitions

Instructions:

Coach starts the game by rolling ball into area, players compete to win ball and then try to score in either goal.

Coaching Points:

1. Be aggressive in trying to win initial possession of ball

2. Recognition of space and pressure (do you need to turn?)

3. Cutting across defender (move through middle of 2 goals) to take them out of the game

4. Head up and accellerate when turning

Progressions:


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): 3v3 Free Play

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3v3 Free Play (15 mins)

3v3 Free Play

Coaching Points:

3 lines of attack

Spacing

Turning techniques and decisions


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